Class Action

Boxes of Junior Mints®

October 2018: The appeal was withdrawn.

August 2018: A federal judge dismissed this case concluding that the packaging would not mislead reasonable consumers. To read the full court decision, click here. Later in August, the named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to dismiss the case.

October 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Tootsie Roll Industries for allegedly deceptively using You know when you buy a big bag of chips, and you’re all psyched for a feast, and then it turns out there are like, three chips in the bag? That bag is slack filled.ed boxes for Junior Mints® candy to make it appear that consumers are receiving more candy than they actually are. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the amount of empty space in boxes ranges from 35% to 43%. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in January 2018.) (Daniel et al v. Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, Case No. 17-cv-7541, S.D.N.Y.)

For more information about slack-filled packaging, click here.

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